Katherine Johnson's Life

Events

Katherine is born

August 26,1918

She graduated with highest honors.

1937

Married James Francis Goble

1939

One of the first black students at West Virginia University

1939

Hired to be a "Human Computer" at Langley Research Center

1952

Husband died of cancer

December 1956

Remarried to Navy and Army officer, James A. Johnson

1959

NASA Lunar Orbiter Spacecraft and Operations team award

1967

Apollo 13

1969

Retirement

1986

Mathematician of the year for NTA

1997

Presidential Medal Of Freedom

2015

Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures

2016

Peoples 25 Changing The World

2017